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Santa Monica BMW

1127 Santa Monica Blvd
Directions Santa Monica, CA 90401

  • Sales: (310) 986-2910
  • Service: (310) 526-0375
  • Parts: (310) 829-3535

When Should You Change Your BMWs Oil?

It's can either be an easy or a hard question to fully answer. But it's one that can be a little more complex than you might think. BMWs are special vehicles and the newest models are engineered to use synthetic oils and fluids that require less changing than traditional oils. They're designed to last up to 12,000 and even 15,000 miles, roughly one driving year, between oil change intervals. Even your BMW owner's manuals recommend an oil change every 15,000 miles. And on most BMW cars, the reminder lights on the instrument panel are set to remind the driver to change their oil at this time, too.

But, changing your oil sooner can help prolong engine life and performance. However, despite the old wisdom of changing your oil every 3,000 miles, as vehicle technology has improved, that number has been changed for most modern vehicles. It's more wallet, engine, and environmentally friendly to get your engine oil changed about every 7,500 to 10,000 miles (depending on driving habits and climate).

For city commuters and those who live in a more temperate climate, they have more flexibility when it comes to when they should get an oil change. For those living in less forgiving climates or with tougher jobs, an oil change every 5,000 miles might be more in line for both your vehicle and your wallet.

Think it might be time to get your car's oil changed, but not exactly sure if the time is right? Here are some things to keep in mind:  

  • Know what kind of driving you do
  • Record when the last time you had your vehicle's oil changed
  • Change your motor oil according to the auto manufacturer's recommendations

And, if you're still unsure, ask a professional at Santa Monica BMW to take a look.

Oil Change Services in Santa Monica

Santa Monica BMW is the Bay Area's best provider of BMWs cars for sale, and we also have one of the best auto service centers to keep those cars running as best as possible, for as long as possible. Our technicians are BMW trained in just about every type of maintenance and repairs. Our staff knows that when it comes to working on your car, whether large repairs or routine maintenance, people want to go to an auto mechanic they trust to not just do the job right, but also but do it right quickly and without any hidden fees or extra costs.


So when it comes time to get an oil change in Santa Monica, or any other service in the greater LA area, whether that's a BMW or a different brand altogether, make sure Santa Monica BMW is your first stop. We want to be the local service center you trust to get the job done right for a great price and in a timely manner. If you think it may be time to get your car's oil changed in Santa Monica, book an appointment online to reserve time with a BMW trained specialist.